Avoid Immigration Scams

The Federal Trade Commission reported an increase in immigration scam just after the pronouncement of President Trump of new immigration policies. Many immigrants need a working permit or green card so that they can work.  If it will be harder for them to get a work permit they are likely to resort to all means to have it and the scammers take advantage of this need.

  1. There are many immigration scams to deal with such as:
    • Giving a fake green card or work permit or fake Social Security Number.
    • Unauthorized practice of law by “notario publico” and consultants
    • Website posing as government agencies and collecting filing fees
    • Offer of employment and getting money but the employer is not available
  2. Some scammers are posing as ICE agent over the phone to threaten deportation based on tip that the marriage is not real. It is also possible to show a fake search warrant but it is not common.
  3. These scams worsen the flight of undocumented immigrants. Aside from the emotional burden, they spent thousands of dollars in unnecessary expenses and if not properly addressed may lead to their deportation for filing a wrong application such as filing asylum when they are not qualified or adjusting status when they do not have the right documents.
  4. Undocumented immigrants must consult and deal with authorized immigration attorney or civic organizations authorized to perform immigration work. They should not deal with consultants who can make their case worse than before.
  5. Undocumented immigrants need to remember that they have a constitutional right to defend themselves in all aspect of their immigration case no matter what their situation right now. They need to check the authenticity of the persons they are dealing with and the offer or plan or action they are confronted with.
  6. They can also check online with the USCIS website to know what actions to take in their particular situation

This is not a legal advice.


  1. On March 22, 2017, we received an Immigrant Visa approval for a child of Permanent Resident who is already 25 years of age but classified as minor under CSPA.
  2. On March 8, 2017, we received an approval of Provisional Waiver from USCIS for a seaman client.
  3. On March 2, 2017 we received an approval of Dismissal of Criminal Case for a client who is in Removal Proceedings.
  4. On February 23, 2017, we received an approval of Naturalization of a client whose spouse had a prior misrepresentation.
  5. On January 7, 2017, we received an approval of Provisional Waiver for a client who entered as crewman but has two autistic children.
  6. On December 28, 2016, we received an approval of adjustment of status for a client who entered without inspection but has Sec. 245(i).
  7. On December 21, 2016, we received an approval of I-601A waiver for a seaman to qualify to apply for green card
  8. On December 19, 2016, we received an approval of petition by a Dental office for green card.
  9. On December 15, 2016, we received an approval of adjustment of status for a client who entered without inspection with Sec. 245(i).
  10. On December 14, 2016, we received an approval of naturalization for a client who had a bigamy case seven years ago.
  11. On November 16, 2016, we received an approval of provisional waiver I-601A after proving extreme hardship to spouse.
  12. We have more success stories at our website at crispinlozanolaw.com


If you have immigration problems the Law Offices of Crispin C. Lozano can help you find a solution before your problem gets worse which could lead to deportation and family separation. 

Crispin Caday Lozano, Esq. is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.  He specializes in immigration law and personal injury.  For free consultation email or call (info@ccllaw.net/ 1-877-456-9266)


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